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20 York Region charities selected as Magna Hoedown recipients

The 31st annual event takes place Sept. 13 and 14 in Aurora
Magna Hoedown host and country artist Beverley Mahood is joined on stage by Hoedown founder Frank Stronach at last year's 30th annual event. Gary Collier for NewmarketToday

Magna International Inc. is proud to be celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Magna Hoedown Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14.

The Magna Hoedown is the largest annual fundraiser in York Region and has raised over $13 million for hundreds of local charities, non-profits and community groups throughout its history.

In addition to the funds raised, the Hoedown impacts the community by hosting the Magna Student Hoedown, a free concert and luncheon for over 1,000 York Region students with disabilities; by fostering the arts through the Magna Hoedown Showdown country-music talent competition; by maintaining a zero- waste policy to enhance environmental sustainability; and by offering an opportunity for York Region residents to become engaged in their community.

This year, 20 York Region charities, non-profits, and community groups have been selected as recipients of the Hoedown proceeds. The 2019 Hoedown recipients are:

  1. Abuse Hurts
  2. Autism Ontario York Region & Kerry’s Place Autism Services
  3. Aurora FC
  4. Aurora Minor Hockey Association
  5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of York & Epilepsy York Region
  6. Community Living Central York
  7. DeafBlind Ontario Services
  8. Easter Seals Ontario
  9. Hospice Georgina & Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery
  10. Lake Simcoe Soccer Club
  11. Learning Disabilities Association of York Region
  12. Literacy Council York-Simcoe & Learning Centre for Georgina
  13. Marquee Theatrical Productions
  14. Newmarket Minor Hockey Association
  15. Pulsars Gymnastics Club
  16. St. John Ambulance of York Region
  17. 17. The Food Bank of York Region
  18. Victim Services of York Region
  19. Women’s Centre of York Region
  20. York Pride Fest